Landscaping / Guides

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...landscaping with native species: • Having adapted to their environment (soil, climate, etc.), they do not require irrigation, chemical fertilizers or pesticid...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...landscaping. Water is a quickly dwindling resource and Canadians are the highest per capita consumers of water in the world. So anything we can do to reduce w...

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...landscaping in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...landscaping pavers for paths and driveways Here. Water-permeable stone pathway © Torun Construction Services Landscaping...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...landscaping that needs no irrigation and uses no pesticides An extensive preventative maintenance program that includes infrared scanning of building components...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...Landscaping! Thyme is also quite tolerant of salt, so it is ideal along the edge of roads, walkways and laneways. Corsican Mint is a low maintenance alter...

Indoor hydroponic vegetable garden
Food production

Growing food indoors

Introducing BioCity's indoor vertical veggie garden. This beautiful installation made with reclaimed wine bottles allows you to grow arugula, chard, strawberri...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

Stormmwater - why it's important to choose permeable surfaces for paths & driveways As cities expand into the green space around them, naturally permeable la...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

So, urban agriculture. It's important, right? That’s certainly the conclusion I've come to when pondering the future of food production, our future on this pla...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...landscaping Reducing water use by over 30%, Maintaining good indoor air quality during construction. Diverting 96% of construction waste from landfill. Using fl...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

What to look for when buying a building lot

...landscaping and excavation work. If there is any standing or moving water on a site it would be wise to employ a geotechnical engineer to ensure a building woul...

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